I didn’t want to retire, but the owners of the company wanted me to, but i was given no choice, I could either bow out gracefully, or they would fire me anyway, the problem was that I wasn’t ready to stop working yet. It wasn’t about the money so much as being about having something to do with my time. I have worked for the same company for 30 years, plus at this late stage of my life I don’t have unquestionably much else. The youngsters have moved away, the spouse divorced me for a younger fellow, so my labor as an Heating and A/C tech has become my whole life. I decided that it was time for a major change, so I picked a far-off tropical endpoint on a Caribbean island plus I started looking for Heating and A/C tasks; Much to my surprise I found that in the tropical islands there is a strong need for certified Heating and A/C techs. Most of this labor is for exclusive resorts plus hotels, because big numbers of the local population don’t have air conditioner at all. a/c is mostly for the tourists, but because tourism is so lucrative, these arenas are willing to pay top dollar for experienced help. In a couple of weeks I went from being depressed about retirement to being stoked about a new Heating and A/C position in a lovely new arena! Although I have 30 years of Heating and A/C experience, I feel that I can still labor for another 15 or 20 years before I get too old to handle it. I’ll see you on the beach!